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Old 09-20-2017, 08:25 PM   #1
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Patching an awning with Tenacious tape

My awning fabric had some slits and some dime sized holes in it. Rather than replace the fabric I used clear Tenacious tape gear aid to patch them up.

I had used this tape a lot for field repairs of backpacking/mountaineering gear.

Make sure to curve the edges of each patch so it will not come off.

I have patches on for a year that are still holding up.
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:50 PM   #2
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There is a number of tapes that hold well, the issue is, is the tape UV resistant. One I can say to never use is clear duck tape, it fails rather quickly exposed to sunlight. I have always used awning repair tape since. Taped one awning together(both sides of the split) with it and it was still intact 8 years later
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:15 PM   #3
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There is a number of tapes that hold well, the issue is, is the tape UV resistant. One I can say to never use is clear duck tape, it fails rather quickly exposed to sunlight. I have always used awning repair tape since. Taped one awning together(both sides of the split) with it and it was still intact 8 years later


Which awning repair tape. There are several.
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Man I can't remember, that 5er is long-gone and so is any remainder of that spool of tape..
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https://www.gearaid.com/products/ten...nt=28044148753

Never heard of it till now, Gonna get me some.
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It's great stuff.

I have repaired outdoor gear with it that has lasted 10 years.
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Sounds like great tape! The website is odd, they say "you’ll never go back to that gooey, sticky, silver stuff'(which it is) then sell duct tape__.
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Just finished patching the rest if the holes.

The awning does not leak at all now :-) I did apply a waterproofing conditioner.


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Nice!
Tip: when you take a pic with your phone, turn it horizontal with the camera to the left. This way when you upload or attach we will see it in the correct orientation.
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Nice!
Tip: when you take a pic with your phone, turn it horizontal with the camera to the left. This way when you upload or attach we will see it in the correct orientation.
Thanks,

I always forget that:-)
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Some say that eternabond tape works well for awning repair.
It is uv resistant too.
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Some say that eternabond tape works well for awning repair.
It is uv resistant too.
I have not tried that, must get some.

The Tenacious tape is uv rated also.
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You can get it here too on Amazon and just add it to your cart to the rest of your items for the next time you place an order:

https://www.amazon.com/Gear-Aid-Tena...pe+Repair+Tape
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You can get it here too on Amazon and just add it to your cart to the rest of your items for the next time you place an order:

https://www.amazon.com/Gear-Aid-Tena...pe+Repair+Tape
That's where I get it also.

I just patched our guest air mattress this morning with it.
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